Development Associate - Membership

The League to Save Lake Tahoe (a.k.a. Keep Tahoe Blue) is looking for a development associate to be part of a successful fundraising and donor experience team, and to join our fun and outstanding crew of environmental and nonprofit experts. This is a great opportunity for a meticulous and efficient professional to play a key role in successful nonprofit fundraising.

The Development Associate - Membership (DA) will join the Keep Tahoe Blue team in South Lake Tahoe to help grow the development department by supporting the donor engagement process at the League. With supervision, the DA will accurately process, enter and track donor and supporter information in a CRM platform, ensuring development staff, leadership and board members are fully supported in fundraising and donor cultivation.

The perfect DA candidate is detail-oriented, skilled in database use, committed to the importance of donor appreciation, and able to support the development department with general support.

The Development Associate is a full-time, hourly position working from our headquarters in South Lake Tahoe, CA. Our regular business hours are from 9 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday. Due to the nature of the position, you will primarily be working in the office from 9:00-5:30 pm Monday - Friday with some evening and weekend work depending on organization and event schedules and needs.

About Us: A brand known throughout the world

Founded in 1957, the League is the oldest and largest environmental organization focused on protecting Lake Tahoe. We have a values-based culture founded on our organizational values and team building principles, which support and guide our decision making and planning for the future. The League is a solutions-based, science-driven and innovative organization with a focus on professionalism, transparency, work/life balance and credibility. Our team reflects these core values and supports one another to achieve our goals.

What the position involves: 

  • Accurately enter contributions and member information into the database on a timely basis; 

  • Coordinate all aspects of donor acknowledgement, including thank you mail, thank you comments on social media platforms, and supporting staff and board in the personalized thank you process;

  • Work confidently in the CRM database, including running reports and using donor information to answer questions from staff;

  • Maintain the confidentiality of donor information;

  • Support the development department through all aspects of the donor engagement process including pulling information from the database at a moments notice and becoming well acquainted with donors and trends;

  • Create new records and update current records in the database;

  • Assist with data importing into the database, including programmatic and volunteer information;

  • Ensure organization and tidiness of all development supplies and materials, and alert supervisor when stock is running low;

  • Assist with solicitation and event mailings, including membership, events, donor acquisition, etc.;

  • Maintain gift batch files, physical and network files, Google Drive membership files and a sample development binder;

  • Provide administrative support to the development department;

  • Assist the finance department in ensuring membership and financial records match;

  • Support the development team as necessary with other duties that may arise;

  • Serve as a professional and knowledgeable representative of the League and the development department when interacting with members, donors, guests, and staff; and

  • Support the execution of the annual benefit event, including reservation tracking, and overseeing the silent and live auctions.


Required knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • An interest in environmental conservation and the League’s mission to protect, restore, and advocate for the ecological health and scenic beauty of the Lake Tahoe Basin;

  • Understanding of database systems and proficiency with data entry;

  • Commitment to maintain a high degree of accuracy and confidentiality in data;

  • Experience professionally engaging donors and supporters;

  • Ability to work effectively in a team setting and with diverse individuals;

  • Proficiency with Windows, internet applications, the Office 365 suite, and Google Apps;

  • High degree of organization in setting appropriate priorities, meeting deadlines, and managing multiple projects and relationships simultaneously;

  • Team player with willingness to perform activities at all levels necessary;

  • Possesses good judgement and works well with others; and

  • Willing and available for occasional weekend work.


League-specific requirements:

  • Employees are required to have a current COVID-19 vaccination.

  • Employees are required to have a vehicle that is in good working order, proof of valid driving license, non-expired vehicle registration, and effective insurance coverage.

  • Travel around the Tahoe Basin, San Francisco Bay Area, Reno, and Sacramento may be required.

  • Position requires some physical activity, such as bending, stooping, carrying and lifting up to 40 pounds.


As a valued representative of our organization, you will:

  • Be on a team that engages Tahoe’s diverse and evolving community of visitors and residents to protect Lake Tahoe by spreading awareness and taking action;

  • Work at a place that promotes environmental protections and policies backed by science to ensure Tahoe is resilient in the face of the climate crisis; and

  • Take part in crafting resolutions to the challenges facing Tahoe that strike a balance between enjoyment today and preservation for future generations.


The League offers many benefits, including:

  • Hybrid office and remote work options, along with opportunities for an alternative, non-traditional work schedule;

  • A dynamic and exceptional team of enjoyable coworkers;

  • A newly renovated, state-of-the-art office building and education center (coming in 2022);

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance 100% covered by the company for employees;

  • $125/month corporate contribution to Health Savings Account (HSA) with select health plan choice;

  • IRA match up to 3% of employee's salary after two years served;

  • Vacation leave, paid volunteer time off, plus 13 paid holidays and extra paid time off between 12/25 and 1/1;

  • Pet-friendly environment;

  • Merchandise discounts and credit; and

  • Much more!


How to apply:

If this sounds like the job for you, please send us a PDF copy of your cover letter and resume to jobs@keeptahoeblue.org. Tell us why you’re the best fit for the position and for the League. We communicate via email, so please check your inbox and spam to ensure you don’t miss important updates from us.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Pay range: $16.50 - $17.50/hr



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